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Juliet Bellow Assoc Professor Department of Art

PhD, Art History, University of Pennsylvania
MA, Art History, University of Pennsylvania
BA, Art History, Columbia University

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Juliet Bellow’s research centers on visual artists' experimentations with intermediality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her book Modernism on Stage: The Ballets Russes and the Parisian Avant-Garde, published in 2013 by Ashgate Press, analyzes set and costume designs by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Sonia Delaunay and Giorgio de Chirico for Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes troupe. She also served as Consulting Scholar for the 2013 exhibition "Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes: When Art Danced With Music." She has recent or forthcoming essays in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Art Bulletin, Art Journal, American Art, and Modernism/modernity, as well as exhibition catalogues on Auguste Rodin, Sonia Delaunay, Merce Cunningham, and Claude Debussy. She is currently serving a three-year term as Editor-in-Chief for, the College Art Association's online reviews journal.

Dr. Bellow's current book project, entitled Rodin's Dancers: Moving Toward the Limits of Sculpture, is the first in-depth study of the artist's engagement with dance, and the first to examine the intertwined histories of dance and sculpture at a pivotal moment in the development of both media. This research was supported by a fellowship at the Center for Ballet and the Arts at New York University. She is also working on an article about the display of dance in art museums.

Dr. Bellow teaches courses on a range of thematic issues and materials relating to European art of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, including "Art and Dance, 1860-1960," "Women and the Avant-Garde," "Revolutionary Aesthetics: Art and Politics in Nineteenth-Century France," and "Museums and Society."
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Fall 2021

  • ARTH-412 European Art: Imprs/Post-Imprs

  • ARTH-600 Approaches to Art History

Spring 2022

  • ARTH-211 Ethics of Art Museums

  • ARTH-615 Museums and Society